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    Raywa commented on the post, Still Learning

    Rosemary,

    Your poem was written beautifully and I loved how you incorporated many aspects of your life in just a few lines. It was a great snapshot of the experiences that make you, you. You used different sentence structure and rhyme to add power to your voice.

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    Raywa commented on the post, Reflective Essay

    Dear Tala,

    I am very interested in your topic and research! It has been something I have wondered about as well because I had a Montessori education up until high school. I personally never felt that that my education was hindered in any way because we still learned the same information, just in a different way. I think the focus on learning for…Read More

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    From the beginning of my paper journey, I have been extremely curious about my topic and the process of research. It has always been very impressive to me that people in many different types of fields could write

    Happiness Research Thought Process

    From the beginning of my paper journey, I have been extremely curious about my topic and the process of research. It has always been very impressive to me that people in many different types of fields could write so...

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    • Hey Raywa, your idea for your research paper sounds very interesting. I also have been interested in knowing what causes happiness in people’s lives and why some people are happier in certain circumstances. Maybe you could also research what causes emotions and the purpose of having emotions and even how different emotion differ in being created and expressed. Good Luck!

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    For many, attaining happiness is the ultimate goal. However, I have always wondered what makes someone happy. Is is something that has to do with our brain chemistry and how it interprets the world? Is is a

    What Makes a Person Happy?

    For many, attaining happiness is the ultimate goal. However, I have always wondered what makes someone happy. Is is something that has to do with our brain chemistry and how it interprets the world? Is is a conscious choice...

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    • I really appreciated the fact that you inputted actual sources into your paper. It makes your paper a lot more trustworthy and annunciates the point. I would suggest that you reword your closing statement. The rest of the essay is just so well put that the closing statement seems to cut you and the audience short on your overall message.

    • I agree that being happy is the ultimate goal of a person. However, a better word to describe this is being fulfilled. I think most people get pure authentic joy from connections with other humans around them. It is funny how our world emphasizes the importance of acquiring goods, when most people really need authentic connections with others and community in order to be happy.

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             Bright pink backpack and stuffed unicorn in hand, I stepped onto an airplane for the first time. My destination was India. When I arrived I saw bustling streets and bright colors, but the most memo

    Bed Nets for Safety

             Bright pink backpack and stuffed unicorn in hand, I stepped onto an airplane for the first time. My destination was India. When I arrived I saw bustling streets and bright colors, but the most memorable...

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    • I couldn’t agree with you more! Bed nets are the key to reducing malaria and the more people know about it the more we can accomplish. I love the fact that you brought up people not even knowing what it is like feel unsafe asleep. We take it for granted. There is no excuse for us to not help the cause by providing bed nets. I found this article about reducing African flies carrying sleeping sickness. You might be interested.
      http://www.scidev.net/global/health/news/cheaper-trap-for-tsetse-flies-developed.html

    • Wow I absolutely loved this! I did not know much about this topic and this article really educated me! I agree that bed nets seem absolutely important! Such simple and effective solutions are necessary to integrate, especially in third world countries where people already live hard lives. I think another huge problem we need to fix in third world countries is clean water. Reading this article makes me grateful for the home I have and helps me understand how lucky I am to live in a place without the need for a bed net.

    • This topic is not recognized as much as it should be. Malaria and other illnesses like dengue fever are everyday struggles for those living in third world countries. Bed nets should be resources that are easily obtained by those living in places that are at risk for malaria and dengue.
      Along with bed nets, these countries have trouble controlling the growing amounts of trash, creating habitats for mosquitoes. Artificial containers, and tires put these people at risk for illnesses, and it crucial to have the resources to collect trash and have bed nets. Great article !
      If you are interested in learning more check out http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/entomologyecology/m_habitats.html

    • Such a simple act to prevent a disease! I have grown up learning about bed nets, and how they successfully prevent the spread of malaria. Malaria is a disease that can be controlled with little to no money (compared to other diseases) that there should be no reason why every child cannot have a bed net to protect them from this god awful disease. Great post!

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